Go Green with These Fuel Economy Tips

Go Green with These Fuel Economy Tips

August 18, 2021

It’s a simple fact: Raising your vehicle’s fuel economy is good for the environment. Using and burning less gas means less fossil fuel consumed, and less resulting air pollution. Some simple tips for improving fuel economy include: Keep it moving. An idling engine uses more fuel than it takes to restart it and emits 80% …

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Composting at Home

Composting at Home

July 19, 2021

Compost is the byproduct of food scraps and plant wastes as they decompose. Food and plants are organic materials that comprise upwards of 30 percent of what is discarded. Rather than taking up space in the landfill and releasing methane, a dangerous greenhouse gas, these waste items can be turned into compost to enrich soil …

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Electronic Waste Recycling

Electronic Waste Recycling

May 12, 2021

Trash generated from broken, obsolete, and surplus electronic devices is defined as hazardous electronic waste, or e-waste. It’s important to never throw e-waste into the trash; these materials are especially important to recycle. Here’s why: They have a short useful life. Because of this, there are a lot of electronics piling up in landfills. When …

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A Starting Point for Renewable Energy for Your Home

A Starting Point for Renewable Energy for Your Home

April 20, 2021

Are you ready for clean, renewable, affordable energy? If you’re investigating solutions toward sustainability, it’s logical to consider the most popular, widely used and readily implementable first. The renewable energy solutions for home that fit all these criteria are solar, wind and hydro power. Solar – Panels installed on the home convert sun into energy. …

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Make Every Day Earth Day!

Make Every Day Earth Day!

April 20, 2021

Did you know you can help local environmental causes with the Alpine Bank ENVIRONMENT Loyalty Debit Card? With every transaction you make with this special debit card, we gift 10 cents on your behalf. Over the years, Alpine Bank has granted these funds to nonprofits that preserve land, protect water, recycle and renew resources, increase …

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Go Green with Your Spring Clean

Go Green with Your Spring Clean

March 23, 2021

Ready to spring clean in an eco-friendly way? The solution is as close as your kitchen in the form of vinegar, baking soda and lemon juice. These three natural ingredients can tackle most common cleaning jobs without negatively impacting our air and water like the harmful toxins and chemicals found in many household cleaners. White …

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Make a Point to Go Paperless

Make a Point to Go Paperless

February 8, 2021

Going paperless helps our planet. Trees are needed to make paper, but they also absorb carbon dioxide, which helps to slow climate change. Also, paper production releases toxins which contribute to acid rain and greenhouse gases. Reducing the amount of paper consumed should be a priority for the sake of Mother Earth. Some suggestions on …

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Ready, Set, Go Green in 2021!

Ready, Set, Go Green in 2021!

January 19, 2021

A new calendar year is an opportune time to start new eco-friendly habits. Let’s resolve to go greener in 2021! Be a more responsible resident of the planet as you kick off the new year: subscribe to paperless billing and statements switch to online newspapers and magazines pay bills online ditch the plastic water bottles …

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Dress to Impress the Planet

Dress to Impress the Planet

December 15, 2020

Many people give plenty of attention to their clothes, yet precious little to what goes into fashion. Consider the natural resources consumed in the growing, production and distribution of textiles. Fortunately for the environment, in recent years there has been a surge in green fashion – clothing made from sustainable materials in environmentally friendly ways. …

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Worn but Not Worn Out

Worn but Not Worn Out

November 23, 2020

T-shirts – you have them everywhere! You wear your favorites frequently, but what about the rest? You’ve got a pile of them that have been outgrown, a bag of them that seem to have multiplied in your closet, a box of “special” ones that are more like souvenirs and a drawer of ones that are …

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